Edit C&C? any comment appreciated :) sooc added

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Edit C&C? any comment appreciated :) sooc added

I know the comp on this photo is not the best but my clients are totally in love with this photo. Something bugs me, and maybe it is the comp, or the desat look that I am not too sure I like. However, I'd love any opinions! THX!

here is the sooc i have a ton of edits of this photo obviously all the post work is not done yet but here ya go:

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it just looks too bright to me.

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Yep, too bright for me too.

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I can see why your client likes this picture, but agree with pp. Can you possibly post the sooc? I wonder how that photo would look with more of a vanilla bw instead...? I'd clone out the black part of her shirt (?) there on the left side. It sticks out to me a bit. Love those eyes, that's the dark part of the picture I want to be drawn to.

I just wanna hold that lil baby!

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"elaniemay" wrote:

I can see why your client likes this picture, but agree with pp. Can you possibly post the sooc? I wonder how that photo would look with more of a vanilla bw instead...? I'd clone out the black part of her shirt (?) there on the left side. It sticks out to me a bit. Love those eyes, that's the dark part of the picture I want to be drawn to.

I just wanna hold that lil baby!

I have to ditto this. I would like to see the sooc too. I like the eyes, but it is a bit bright.

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Beautiful picture! I ditto trying a more vanilla bw instead. I tend to steer towards bright pictures myself, so it doesn't really bother me, but that's just me. Smile

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Hmmm, it's looking kind-of rosey to me, but I'm on my uncalibrated monitor at work. Agree it is a little bright too.

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I think the way the baby's chin is up and the neck is stretched a little makes it kind of awkward. But that doesn't matter if the parents love it. Smile I played with it, and I forgot to mask back the blanket in the color one, so it's blown...but you get the idea.

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LOVE Erica's b&w! The babe looks red in the pic though...I know it's hard with newborns.

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Here is my play. Have to be honest...it was quite a bit of work. Mostly it entailed removing red and restoring the color balance. I used almost every color tool available in photoshop to delicately reduce red while trying to not completely destroy skin tone.

I also used a skin smoothing action from one of the Totally Rad action mixes called Pro Retouch.

and then I turned that into a chocolate bw using the action that Molly posted a long time ago:

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I saw the baby was super red, I just didn't have as much time to play. Smile Amber, your edit looks great.

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Amber did it! Well done Amber! That edit looks perfect!

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LOVE Amber's edit! The vanilla B&W's look great too. I agree that your first edit was a tad too bright. Smile

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oh, Amber totally rocked it ... sucks that it was a lot of work, but looks like it was totally worth it.